Daily Fantasy Golf Course Primer: Dell Technologies Championship

Rory McIlroy won the most recent event at TPC Boston. What do you need to know about the course while building your DFS lineups?

The FedEx Cup Playoffs head to TPC Boston this week for the Dell Technologies Championship.

The Deutsche Bank Championship has been held here for the past 14 years, so there’s plenty to look at in terms of course history, unlike what he had to deal with last week.

Let’s dig right into this course and how it’ll impact this week’s thin -- but strong -- field.

Course and Tournament Overview

It’s a 100-player field, but there is a cut after 36 holes. The top 70 and ties make it through. It’s needless to say, but it’s critical that your guys aren’t the few who get lopped off.

In all, TPC Boston has been one of the easier courses on the tour in recent years, though we do have to keep in mind that it’s host of a playoff event, so we aren’t getting slouches racking up bogeys.

Year Difficulty Rank Course Par Yds Avg Score Avg O/U Par
2016 30 TPC Boston 71 7,297 70.243 -0.757
2015 19 TPC Boston 71 7,242 70.956 -0.044
2014 34 TPC Boston 71 7,216 70.473 -0.527
2013 39 TPC Boston 71 7,216 69.207 -1.793
2012 31 TPC Boston 71 7,216 70.647 -0.353
2011 37 TPC Boston 71 7,214 70.327 -0.673
2010 35 TPC Boston 71 7,214 69.959 -1.041
2009 37 TPC Boston 71 7,202 69.948 -1.052
2008 42 TPC Boston 71 7,207 69.869 -1.131
2007 36 TPC Boston 71 7,207 70.735 -0.265

The past three winners (Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, and Chris Kirk) have all finished 15 strokes below par. All of the past 10 winners were at least 15 under.

Stats to Target

It's never a bad idea to target players with strong marks in strokes gained: tee to green or putting, but these are the key stats to focus on, according to the past 10 years of data at TPC Boston.

Key Stats for the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston
Strokes Gained: Approach
Strokes Gained: Off the Tee
Strokes Gained: Putting
Ball Striking

Pretty simple. The stats suggest this is a ball striker's course, and making good on the plentiful birdie chances are going to be vital to making a run at the top of the leaderboard.

You can also head to FantasyGolfMetrics to check out putting splits on bentgrass greens.

Course History Studs

Louis Oosthuizen was 2nd at TPC Boston in 2012, 12th in 2015, and 8th in 2016. Russell Knox finished 15th last year, 12th the year before, and 26th in 2014 in his three tries at TPC Boston.

Sergio Garcia has two top-fives here (2008 and 2013) and finished 24th in 2016, his first time since 2013 at TPC Boston.

Jason Day was 2nd in 2010 and 3rd in 2011, 51st in 2012, and top-15 the past four years.

Rory McIlroy won in 2012 and last year and was 47th, 5th, and 29th in between.

Keegan Bradley was top 25 from 2012 to 2015 but maxed out at 13th. Adam Scott has finished top 10 in four of his past six tries (5th in 2010, 8th in 2011, 7th in 2012, and 4th in 2016).